I started and now I can’t stop.
This is a pun-ishable offense.
No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.
We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.
(Dead Poets Society, 1989)
Anonymous said: your fav childhood memory?
Not paying bills
He didn’t need a stretcher — not even an arm around his shoulder.
Kent Brantly, of Fort Worth, Texas, is the first person to be treated for Ebola on American soil. The 33-year-old family doctor surprised everyone Saturday when he walked out of an ambulance and into an Atlanta hospital.
Brantly had just flown in a special air ambulance from Liberia to receive treatment for Ebola in an isolation unit at Emory University Hospital. When he exited the ambulance, he was covered head to toe in a protective suit to prevent spreading the virus. But he stepped into the hospital on his own.
"It was a relief to welcome Kent home today," his wife, Amber, said in a statement Saturday. “I spoke with him, and he is glad to be back in the U.S.”
Amber Brantly and the couple’s two children were in the U.S. when her husband got sick in Liberia. He was treating Ebola patients at a clinic in Monrovia.
Update at 12:32 p.m. ET: WHO Says Two Probable Cases In Nigeria
So far, more than 900 people have died in the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, the World Health Organization said Monday. Nearly all cases have occurred in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. But the WHO reported three more cases in Nigeria Monday. One of them is a doctor in Lagos, who treated the first Nigerian case, the Associated Press reports. Lagos is African’s most populous city with about 20 million people.
Photo: Dr. Kent Brantly, of Fort Worth, Texas, was treating Ebola patients in Monrovia, Liberia, when he himself became infected with the virus. (Courtesy of Samaritan’s Purse)
1) You are allowed to take up space. You are a human.
2) You are allowed to have a voice.
3) You are allowed to leave whenever you feel unsafe or uncomfortable.
4) You deserve more than someone who doesn’t know how to respect you.
5) You are allowed to put your own needs first.
6) You are allowed to love yourself."
6:11 p.m. (Six reminders for bad times)
ORONTO — Neighbourhoods with a high number of fast food restaurants are no place for the weight conscious, a new study suggests.
The research reveals that the average body mass index of Canadians living in areas with a high density of fast food outlets is higher than the average BMI of people who live in neighbourhoods with more full-service restaurants.
The work was conducted by scientists at the University of Western Ontario, in London, and published in the Canadian Journal of Public Health.
Some earlier studies done in the United States have revealed similar findings, as have a couple of small studies looking only at children in two different centres in Canada. The authors say this paper is the first to show the possible link in the Canadian adults based on individual-level data.
And they say the finding could be used to justify government action, whether that’s zoning bylaws aimed at restricting the density of fast food outlets or requiring fast food restaurants to post calorie counts for the food items they serve.
(More on National Post, Toronto, Canada)
I wish, I wish with all my heart…
to fly with dragons in a land apart.
- Dragon Tales